Cecil Skotnes (1926-2009), Hamilton Budaza (1958-)
Coloured engraved wood panels; Acrylic & varnish on wood / 2535 x 2780 mm
Donated by the artists in 1995
This was the first artwork donated to the CCAC. Skotnes invited Budaza to collaborate on creating a tribute to democracy. The central panel by Skotnes shows a figure reaching for the sky; the birds, hands and faces by Budaza similarly heralds the new dawn in 1994. It is one of the CCAC’s most confident and optimistic works.
Photograph: Gisèle Wulfsohn (© CCAC)